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Adapting Vulnerability Management to the Modern IT World of Containers and DevOps

Published: 10 January 2020

ID: G00377364

Analyst(s): Anna Belak , Augusto Barros


The introduction of DevOps, infrastructure as code and containers creates new challenges for vulnerability management while exacerbating existing ones. This research helps security and risk management technical professionals prepare for these high-agility trends.

Table Of Contents


  • DevOps Adoption Changes the Vulnerability Management Process
    • Where to Begin?
    • Policies and Standards
  • Application Modernization Scenarios
    • Vulnerability Management for Repackaging Scenarios
    • Vulnerability Management for Refactoring Scenarios
    • Vulnerability Management for Greenfield Cloud-Native Scenarios
    • Vulnerability Management for Containerized COTS Applications
    • Vulnerability Management for Hybrid Scenarios


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